Watch List

At Merryfield, we’ve created a strict set of clean label standards that all of our brands and products must follow. These standards begin with our ingredient lists, which include ingredients we ban and restrict. Learn more about our lists…

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Food

Merryfield is committed to clean. Our team has worked tirelessly to develop a set of strict standards to ensure that every food product on the Merryfield platform is free of hundreds of ingredients such as artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and other unnecessary additives. We read the labels so you don’t have to. Here’s a comprehensive list of ingredients we prohibit and restrict.

Banned

Restricted

Acesulfame Potassium

Acetylated Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides

Advantame

Aluminum Sulfate

Ammonium Chloride

Antibiotics

Artificial Colors

Artificial Flavors

Artificial Preservatives

Artificial Sweeteners

Aspartame

Azodicarbonamine

Benzoic Acid / Benzoates

Benzoyl Peroxide

BHA (butylated hyroxyanisole)

BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)

Bleached Flour

Bromated Flour

Brominated Vegetable Oil

Butylparaben

Calcium Bromate

Calcium Disodium EDTA

Calcium Nitrate

Calcium Oleyl Lactylate

Calcium Peroxide

Calcium Propionate

Calcium Saccharin

Calcium Sorbate

Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate

Caprenin (Caprocaprylbehenin)

Caramel Color (class II, III, IV); Class I is acceptable

Carmine

Citrus Red No. 2

Cochineal

Cyclamate

DATEM (Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Ester of Mono- and Di-Glycerides)

Diacetyl (Acetoin)

Dietary Supplements

Dimethylpolysiloxane

Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Calcium EDTA

Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA

Disodium Guanylate

Disodium Inosinate

Disodium Ribonucleotides (Disodium 5'-ribonucleotides)

DMDC (Dimethyl Dicarbonate)

EDTA

Eggs

Ethoxyquin

Ethyl Vanillin (synthetic form)

Ethylparaben

FD&C Blue No. 1

FD&C Blue No. 2

FD&C Green No. 3

FD&C Red No. 3 (Erythrosine)

FD&C Red No. 40(3)

FD&C Yellow No. 5

FD&C Yellow No. 6

GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)

Guanosine Monophosphate (GMP)

Hexa-, Hepta- and Octa-esters of Sucrose

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Hormones

Hydrogenated Oil

Inosine Monophosphate (IMP)

Isobutylparaben

Lactic Acid Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides

Lactylated Esters of Mono- and Di-Glycerides

Methyl Silicon

Methylparaben

Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate

Monoammonium Glutamate

Monopotassium Glutamate

Monosodium Glutamate

Neohesperidin dihydrochalcone

Neotame

Nitrates and Nitrites (Synthetic/Added)

Olestra

Orange B(3)

Partially Hydrogenated Oil

Pet Food

Polydextrose

Polyglycerol Polyricinoleate (PGPR)

Potassium Benzoate

Potassium Bisulfite

Potassium Bromate

Potassium Metabisulfite

Potassium Sorbate

Propane-1,2-Diol Esters of Fatty Acids

Propionic Acid/ Propionates

Propyl Gallate

Propylene Glycol Esters of Fatty Acids

Propylparaben

Saccharin

Salatrim

Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

Sodium Aluminum Sulfate

Sodium Benzoate

Sodium Bisulfite

Sodium Diacetate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Metabisulfite

Sodium Nitrate

Sodium Nitrite

Sodium Propionate

Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate (Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate)

Sodium Sulfite

Sorbic Acid/Sorbates

Stannous Chloride

Sucralose

Sucroglycerides

Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate

Sucrose Esters

Sucrose Polyester

Sulfites (Sulphites)

TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)

Tetrasodium EDTA

Triacetin (Glycerin Triacetate)

Vanillin